Reuben Sacket

FatherJonathan Sacket (1695/96-1773)
MotherAnne Filer (c 1705-1787)
Reuben Sacket, son of Jonathan Sacket and Anne Filer, was born in Hebron, Tolland County, ConnecticutG, on 17 June 1732.1,2 He died aged 71 in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 5 July 18032,3 and was buried at the Old Cemetery, WarrenG.4 He married in Kent, Litchfield CountyG, on 21 December 1752, Mercy Finney, daughter of Dr John Finney and Ann Toogood.2,5,6,7 Mercy was born in Swansea, Bristol County, MassachusettsG, on 1 January 1729/30.6 She died aged 75 in WarrenG on 23 January 18058,9 and was buried at Hillside Cemetery, Sharon, Litchfield CountyG.9,10
     Reuben was a selectman and a member of a committee involved in patriotic service in Kent, Connecticut, during the American Revolutionary War.11
     Reuben was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Kent, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 12 June 1772.12
     Reuben was named as a beneficiary in his mother's will made in Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, in June 1783. He was left a one-third share of her estate.
     In 1790 Reuben was living in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG. In his household were one man, one boy, and three females.13
     Reuben was listed in the 1800 census as a householder in WarrenG.14
     Reuben's widow Mercy made her will in Sharon, ConnecticutG, on 16 October 1804. Beneficiaries were her children, named as Samuel, Aroon, Sirus, Alexander, Anar Williams, Lucinda Fuller, and Voilet Beats. The first three, Samuel, Aaron, and Cyrus, were living some way away and would receive their inheritance if they returned and made claim within five years.
Will of Mercy Sackett of Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut.
Date: 16 Oct 1804.
Testatrix: Mercy Sackett of town of Warren, county of Litchfield.
Samuel, Aaron, & Cyrus, being at a great distance, half estate if they return and claim within 5 years.
Son Alexander, Aner Williams, Lucinda Fuller, Violet Bates, $1.68 each. Aner, Lucinda, & Violet to share equally other half if Samuel, Aaron, & Cyrus make no claim.

204. Reuben Sacket, 1732–1803, of Hebron and East Greenwich, in Conn., son of (47) Jonathan and Ann Filer Sacket, was married, Dec. 21, 1752, to Mercy Finney, daughter of John Finney and Ann Toogood, of East Greenwich, Conn.
662. Samuel Sacket, b. Apr. 5, 1754, d. Feb. 13, 1833; m. Sarah Manning.
663. Alexander Sacket, b. Mar. 6, 1758, d. May 7, 1829; m. Patience.
664. Aaron Sacket, b. Dec. 26, 1760.
665. Cyrus Sacket, b. Jan. 5, 1764.
666. Anne Sacket, b. Apr. 10, 1766.
667. Lucinda Sacket, b. Jan 23, 1769.
668. Violet Sacket, b. July 18, 1771.

Children of Reuben Sacket and Mercy Finney

 Notes & Citations

  1. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackit, Rubine, s. Jonathan, b. June 17, 1732. Hebron Vital Records, 1:13."
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "204. Reuben Sacket, b. June 17, 1732, d. June 5, 1803; m. Mercy Finney."
  3. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sacket, Reuben, d. July 5, 1803, æ 71 years. Warren Vital Records, 1:140."
  4. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image,, 51:12, Inscription, Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield County, "Sackett, Reuben, died July 5, 1803, age 71 yrs."
  5. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sacket, Ruben, m. Marcy Finney, b. of Kent, Dec. 21, 1752, by Rev. Cyrus Marsh. Kent Vital Records, LR1:12."
  6. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Boston: NEHGS), vol. 60 (1906): 70, Bristol Branch of the Finney Family, "Mercy [Finney], [d. John Finney & Ann Toogood], b. [Swansea, Mass.] Jan. 1, 1729–30; m. Dec. 21, 1752, Reuben Sacket of East Greenwich, now Warren, Conn."
  7. "Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630–1920", database,, Kent, 55:138, "Sackett, Reuben, m. Mercy Finney, of East Greenwich, in Kent, 21 Dec 1752, by Cyrus Marsh, Pastor. 1:101."
  8. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sacket, Marcy, w. Reuben, d. Jan. 23, 1805, æ 75 years. Warren Vital Records, 1:140."
  9. Website Sharon, Connecticut, Burying Grounds ( (, The Sharon Burying Ground, "Sackett, Mrs. Marcy, widow of the late Reuben, of Warren, died Jan. 23, 1805, æ. 75."
  10. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image,, 43:4, Inscription, Hillside Cemetery, Sharon, Litchfield County, "Sackett, Mary, wife of Reuben, died Jan 23, 1805, age 75 yrs."
  11. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, "Sackett, Reuben
    Service: Connecticut
    Rank(s): Civil Service, Patriotic Service
    Birth: 6-17-1732, Hebron, Hartford Co, Connecticut
    Death: 6-5-1803, Warren, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Service Source: Ct Rev War Accts, 1st Ser, Vol 11, Doc 110a, Roll #36.15; Atwater, Hist of Kent, Ct, p 35
    Service Description: Selectman & Member of Committee, Kent
    Residence: Kent, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Spouse: Mercy Finney."
  12. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "47. Jonathan Sacket, b. Mar. 20, 1696; d. Sept. 1, 1773; m. Ann Filer."
  13. 1790 US census, digital image,, Reuben Sacket. Warren, Litchfield, CT. 1 white male (16+), 1 white male under 16, and 3 white females.
  14. 1800 US census, database, American Ancestors, "Reuben Sacket, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut."
See alsoSackett letters, Yuma Territorial Prison Museum collection
Thurmon King's Database, 3799
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line4th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Thanet DNA chart 1
Last Edited29 Jul 2021

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